Blood Flow Restriction Training in Layton


Blood Flow Restriction Training Theory and Applications


If you’ve been at the gym recently and notice someone weightlifting with bands wrapped around their biceps, they are likely trying out a new training regimen called Blood Flow Restriction Training, or BFR. The strategy behind Blood Flow Restriction Training is to maintain arterial blood flow to a muscle, while preventing the venous return of blood. This form of training, also known as occlusion training, involves placing a wrap, band, or cuff around the leg or arm while exercising. This training regimen is beneficial because it can produce adaptations in the muscle at much lower loads. It is said that BFR offers many of the same results of heavy lifting without the muscle damage. Blood Flow Restriction Training also provides enhanced recovery after training and reduces atrophy during injuries.

BFR can be implemented in conjunction with other forms of exercise, such as walking, running or resistance training. In fact, exercise programs that include both BFR and low-load resistance training appear to have numerous positive effects on the muscle when compared to workouts that utilize resistance training alone. BFR appears to increase strength, promote hypertrophy (increased muscle size), increase muscle activity, and results in increased post-exercise muscle protein synthesis. The BFR and resistance training combination has also shown growth hormone elevations that are seen in conventional resistance training. Programs that incorporate resistance training with BFR and low loads (20 – 30% of 1RM) appear to increase strength.

If you are pregnant and/or have cardiac disease, high blood pressure, or varicose veins, you should consult a physician before trying Blood Flow Restriction Training.

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The staff of Rock Run physical therapy are very kind ,it is a very good place to receive therapy , I felt very comfortable to be there and now my knee pain is better.
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Terrific staff. Always pleasant at check-in. Brandon takes the time to listen, seems to value your opinion of your progress, and explains everything he has you do in terms specific to how it will improve your recovery. If you have to do physical therapy, it's hard to imagine a better experience. I feel they have co...
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Patient Testimonials

We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

The staff of Rock Run physical therapy are very kind ,it is a very good place to receive therapy , I felt very comfortable to be there and now my knee pain is better.
— Rosa Maria Valderramos, Posted January 12th 2020 on google
Went in barely walking. Dr said groin pull. Took about a minute for that to be shown wrong. Few exercises I felt a lot better. Doing the "homework" it's a major improvement in 2 days. Got texts checking on me. Who does that anymore? Unbelievable service!!
— hossblur1, Posted December 20th 2019 on google
The staff at Rock Run is simply awesome. Branden is very professional, attentive and caring. I absolutely recommend Rock Run for PT, 5 stars 0 complaint.
— Pascal Begin, Posted November 14th 2019 on google
The staff if very friendly. It feels like they actually care about my well-being and rehabilitation.
— Jeremy Tyler, Posted October 4th 2019 on google
Terrific staff. Always pleasant at check-in. Brandon takes the time to listen, seems to value your opinion of your progress, and explains everything he has you do in terms specific to how it will improve your recovery. If you have to do physical therapy, it's hard to imagine a better experience. I feel they have co...
— Joe Crow, Posted August 22nd 2019 on google

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